Biographical, financial, and other papers

Collection Type

  • Architecture


1903-1978, undated, predominant 1908-1925

Location Note

Folders 1.1-1.6



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Series I, Biographical, financial, and other papers, 1903-1978, undated (bulk, 1908-1925) (#1.1-1.6), contains biographical material; clippings; compiled lists of Hanson's clients and projects; work invoices; notes; two photographs of Hanson; and printed material. The biographical material includes a biographical sketch by Hanson's daughter, Phyllis Ray; a photocopy of a registration card to the International Correspondence Schools in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and a 1916 photocopy of a biographical/ professional sketch from a booklet compiled by the City of Gloucester (Massachusetts) Board of Trade. The lists of clients and projects were compiled by Hanson's daughter, Phyllis Ray and the financial records include 1908 to 1915 invoices, which are un-related to specific commissions. The series is arranged alphabetically by record type, then by topic.


Descriptive Terms

personal papers

Physical Description

Personal papers (1 file box)

Collection Code


Collection Name

Halfdan M. Hanson (1884-1952) architectural collection

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Credit Line

Donation of Hanson family, 1983-1985

Record Details

Material Type

personal papers

Description Level


Location Note

Folders 1.1-1.6